Relationships and Sex Education Information

Dear Parents and Carers,


As we appreciate that not all parents were able to attend our information evening earlier this month, we wanted to share with you all that our school is participating in a new Relationship Education programme for Catholic primary schools, endorsed by our Diocese, titled Life to the Full. Before we commence the programme after half term, we want to give you a brief overview.


As you may be aware, Relationship Education becomes statutory for all primary schools from September 2020. The Life to the Full programme is based on ‘A Model Catholic RSE Curriculum’ by the Catholic Education Service which was highlighted as a work of good practice by the Department of Education. Therefore, we have confidence that the programme will be fit for purpose in supporting the growth and development of your child.


Life to the Full is much more than a series of lessons. It is an entire platform of creative resources that will engage, inform and inspire our children and, indeed, you as parents. This includes interactive video content, story-based activities, employing a wide range of teaching tools, original worship music and an accompanying programme of classroom prayers.


In addition, there will be an online parent platform so that you, as parent and carers, can engage with the teaching and deepen the experience for your child. To access the online parent platform please visit:


School Username: st-gabriel-np19


School Password: sun-shine-08


Programme Structure


In Life to the Full, we will be following a three-stage structure which is repeated across three different learning stages:


  • Key Stage One (Foundation Phase) is aimed at Years 1 and 2*
  • Lower Key Stage Two is aimed at Years 3 and 4
  • Upper Key Stage Two is aimed at Years 5 and 6

*Reception to follow in the future

Within each learning stage, there are three modules which are based on the Model Catholic RSE Curriculum:

  • Created and Loved by God
  • Created to Love Others
  • Created to Live in Community

Each Module is then broken down into Units of Work.

Module 1: Create and Loved by God

  • Religious Understanding
  • Me, My Body, My Health
  • Emotional Well-Being
  • Life Cycles



Module 2: Created to Love Others

  • Religious Understanding
  • Personal Relationship
  • Keeping Safe



Module 3: Created to Live in Community

  • Religious Understanding
  • Living in the Wider World



Life to the Full is intended to be partnership between home, school and church. We know that you already do a fantastic job and we see our new programme, Life to the Full, as a means to further develop, support and enrich the partnership between home, school and church so that your child is fully supported.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch.


Yours sincerely,


Mrs M. Harris


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